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Re: gawk manual time functions Info manual missing vital referral

From: Dan Jacobson
Subject: Re: gawk manual time functions Info manual missing vital referral
Date: 01 Mar 2001 03:15:31 +0800
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>>>>> "Paul" == Paul Eggert <address@hidden> writes:

>> From: Dan Jacobson <address@hidden> Date: 27 Feb 2001 09:02:15
>> +0800
>> Ok, ah: there is only one cross reference between the two pages.
A-> B, Please add B->A otherwise we won't know it.  Also on both pages
>> add note 'for the impatient, see shell command date -d for this
>> case'.

Paul> I don't quite follow those changes, but they sound reasonable.
Paul> Perhaps you could make the changes yourself, and send a proposed
Paul> patch to address@hidden  Ideally the patch would be against
Paul> the latest test version:

Paul> ftp://alpha.gnu.org/gnu/gawk/gawk-3.0.95.tar.gz

erm... that's way beyond my abilities.  But alls you gots to do is add
a cross reference exactly as you refer me below, so that not only me,
but everybody will get referred:

>>> From: Dan Jacobson <address@hidden> Date: 25 Feb 2001
>>> 16:00:52 +0800
>>> The Info page "File: gawk.info, Node: Time Functions" is lacking
>>> in that it instructs the user how to produce and also convert
>>> dates of the format 983087570 into the format Sun Feb 25 15:52:44
>>> CST 2001 etc., but does not instruct how to turn them back.

Paul> See "Node: Mktime function" in the same manual.

Yup, that's the cross reference to add.  Add it to the Time Functions

The only other thing you hopefully will do is on both those pages,
note "that for those who are looking around for a quick fix to their
date problems, some of the examples here are already available form
the GNU date command" lest they were to learn awk just do do a shell
date one liner.
ok thanks
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